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The biscuit joiner project book : tips & techniques to simplify your woodworking using this great tool
Stack, Jim, 1951-
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Popular Woodworking Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT186 .S73 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The biscuit joiner has revolutionized woodworking by enabling woodworkers to create joints that are incredibly strong and durable. This book provides woodworkers, hobbyists and furniture makers with a variety of projects that will help them develop more efficient joinery techniques while creating wonderful new pieces of furniture for their home. There are 12 projects in all, including a lamp, a bookcase, a nightstand, a chest of drawers and an entertainment centre. Using a biscuit joiner, each piece can be made quickly and effectively, with joints that are as strong, if not stronger, than those made using traditional joinery techniques.

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Library Journal Review

Biscuit joiners allow woodworkers to assemble their projects using tiny wooden biscuits, a fast and simple technique that even beginners can use to make strong wood joints. Stack, a professional cabinetmaker and editor at Popular Woodworking magazine, offers a number of attractive projects that feature biscuit joinery, including a media center, cabinets, a mirror, and a double lounge that converts into a bed. These plans are well written and are supplemented by excellent color photographs; the projects are within the abilities of most woodworkers. A bentwood clock and a free-form plant stand offer some rather innovative uses of a tool that is more typically used on a flat plane. The introduction (written by Christopher Schwartz and aptly titled "Biscuit Joiner Basics") offers a wealth of tips and ideas. This is an excellent book about an increasingly common tool. Recommended for all woodworking collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Biscuit joiner basicsp. 8
Project 1 Small hanging cupboardp. 14
Project 2 Curly maple desktop organizerp. 22
Project 3 Curved-leg nightstandp. 30
Project 4 Showcase cherry wall cabinetp. 38
Project 5 White oak bookcasep. 50
Project 6 Bentwood ash clockp. 58
Project 7 Red oak mirror framep. 66
Project 8 Free-form plant standp. 74
Project 9 Sycamore chest of drawersp. 80
Project 10 Ash armoire/media centerp. 90
Project 11 Tapered dresserp. 102
Project 12 Pine double loungep. 118
Resources and suppliersp. 127
Indexp. 128